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Woman injured crossing Raleigh road

Posted January 16, 2014

— Raleigh police were investigating an accident involving a pedestrian Thursday night.

Authorities say a woman was crossing the street at New Hope Road and Water Oak Drive sometime before 10 p.m. when she was hit.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to WakeMed. The extent of her injuries weren't available.

Details about what caused the accident were not clear. The driver was at the scene giving a statement to police.

A section of New Hope Road was closed as authorities investigated.


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  • hollylama Jan 17, 2014

    I saved a child once who was getting ready to cross without looking at traffic patterns and almost got hit. The car that almost hit him waved at me to say thank you.

    My mother always says it is better to light a candle then it is to curse the darkness. The older I get the more I understand what that truly means.

    May Justice rest in peace.

  • Wilson Andrew Craig, III Jan 17, 2014

    I alnost hit a kid from Wakefield, who ran into the street ( Falls of the Neuse) and waited in the MIDDLE OF THE ROAD for me to pass. This was less than 50 ft from the crosswalk. Why are people so ridiculously obtuse?

  • piratepeople2 Jan 17, 2014

    yes, Rescuefan, I have had some close calls as well. People need to use cross walks and if they are going to walk after dark, they need to wear bright,reflective clothing.

  • rescuefan Jan 17, 2014

    I am so sorry she was hit.

    I am seeing way too many people crossing the roads where there is no crosswalk (jaywalking). Many of them are wearing dark clothes and are crossing in the dark. I almost hit one young man who was crossing against the crosswalk light, and he popped out in front of me when I had a semi next to me at the light, so I couldn't see him. I had the green light and am very thankful that I caught him out of the corner of my eye at the last second or I would have hit him.